Harvard/HSPH Housing Information from Student Affairs

1.       HSPH Shattuck International House

Applications for the academic year 2013 – 14 (including Summer 13) are available starting April 3rd, 2013.  Please read the information on the website carefully and find the applications by clicking on the menu item on the left of the page called, “Application”.

Shattuck International House, a residence owned and managed by HSPH, is home to both domestic and international students and is within walking distance to the school.  Shattuck House has a total of 70 one and two bedroom apartments housing about 87 residents.  One bedrooms range from about $1500 to $1929 per month, averaging about $1757 per month.  Two bedrooms range from about $2296 to $2514 per month, averaging about $2404 per month.  A shared two bedroom will cost each person half the full amount.  Features of Shattuck include:

  • Completely furnished and renovated in year 2000
  • Utilities included (heat, hot water, electric, high-speed internet)
  • Live with other HSPH students and Harvard affiliates
  • 9½ month academic year lease
  • 24-hour security
  • On-site social and cultural events
  • Micro computer lab with printer
  • Common rooms: laundry, fitness, TV room, library, and children’s playroom
  • Closest Harvard owned apartments to HSPH
  • Resident Community Advisors to plan events and help build community


2.       Harvard University Housing

Applications for the academic year 2013-2014 started March 1, 2013.

Harvard University Housing is available in a variety of prices and locations, mostly in Cambridge. Refer to their rent ranges chart for general information or to their property listings for specific rents.  Rents are set at market rates.  Please note that the Cambridge/Boston real estate market is one of the most expensive in the United States. You can lower your housing costs by sharing with a Harvard-affiliated roommate.

The closest Harvard University Housing building to HSPH is Harvard at Trilogy, 170 Brookline Avenue, Boston.  Studios range from about $1584 to $1774, one bedrooms from $2166 to $2338 and two-bedrooms from $2374 to $2792.  Amenities of that building include

  • Non-smoking building
  • Studios, two bedroom efficiencies and one bedroom convertible apartments
  • Some two bedroom/two bath units
  • 10 floors in building(s)
  • Accessible units available
  • Central air conditioning
  • Bicycle storage
  • Carpet and cork flooring
  • Dishwashers
  • Disposals
  • Electric stove
  • Elevator(s) in building
  • Forced hot air heat
  • Common room
  • Fitness Center
  • Harvard RESnet Internet service
  • Heat, hot and cold water, sewer, electricity included in the rent
  • Laundry Room
  • Microwave oven
  • Outdoor space
  • Parking is available through City of Boston
  • Parking is available through Standard Parking
  • Refrigerators
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinklers
  • Vending machines
  • Wireless Internet service in some common areas


 3.       Off-Campus Housing

The majority of HSPH students live in non-Harvard off-campus housing and the range of rents and types of accommodations vary enormously from a single bedroom in a house to a shared apartment or a shared house.  Rents are approximately $1300 and up per month for a one bedroom apartment and $2100 and up per month for a three-bedroom apartment, without utilities.  An average price for heat and electricity is $150 per month. Because of the large student population, housing is extremely competitive in Boston and students should start their search as early as possible. Please note that most leases in Boston will start on June 1 or September 1, in keeping with the academic calendar. In general it is difficult to secure housing from a distance and many students find they need to be in Boston in order to conduct a proper search.

More Resources:

HSPH Welcome to Boston Guide

HSPH Housing Resources